Hardware Management Console is rack-mountable.

Press Release Summary:

Intel(TM) XEON-based, Model 7310-CR2 allows user to configure and manage partitions and Capacity on Demand on POWER5(TM) servers with integrated GUI. It creates and stores LPAR profiles that define processor, memory, and I/O resources allocated to individual partition. System can start, stop, and reset partition and display status. Console is 1U tall and mounts in 19 in. system rack. It includes 1 GB system memory, 40 GB minimum HDD, and DVD-RAM for backup.

Original Press Release:

IBM 7310-CR2 Rack-Mounted Hardware Management Console -- A GUI for Configuring and Operating POWER5 Servers

The IBM 7310-CR2 Rack-mounted HMC is a dedicated rack-mounted
workstation that allows you to configure and manage partitions and Capacity on Demand on POWER5(TM) servers. An integrated hardware management application helps you configure and partition the server through a GUI. To help ensure console functionality, the HMC is not available as a general purpose
computing resource.

The 7310-CR2 helps you manage LPAR configurations to:
o Create and store LPAR profiles that define the processor,
memory, and I/O resources allocated to an individual partition
o Start, stop, and reset a system partition
o Boot a partition or system by selecting a profile
o Display system and partition status
o Display a virtual operator panel of the contents for each partition or controlled system

In addition to partition and Capacity on Demand console functions, operating system console support is also provided for i5/OS using a 5250 programming interface. This can potentially save the cost of a separate i5/OS console.

The HMC offers a service focal point for the systems it controls. It is connected to a dedicated port on the service processor of the POWER5 system via an Ethernet connection. Tools are available for problem determination and service support, such as call-home and error log notification, through an analog phone line.

The Model 7310-CR2 has the following fixed hardware attributes:
o Intel(TM) XEON-based rack-mounted workstation
- 1U tall
- Mounts in a 19-inch system rack
o 1 GB of system memory
o 40 GB minimum HDD
o DVD-RAM for backup
o One integrated serial port
o One graphics port
o Two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
o Three USB ports
o Two PCI slots

Key prerequisites
A POWER5 server that supports an HMC

Planned availability dates
o June 11, 2004 -All except C2T cables (#4271 and #4272) on the
o June 11, 2004 -New features on the 7315 and 7014
o August 27, 2004 -C2T cables (#4271 and #4272) on the 7310-CR2

At a glance
The IBM 7310-CR2 Rack-mounted Hardware Management Console
(HMC) is a dedicated workstation for system and partition control of POWER5 servers.
It delivers:
o Logical partitioning (LPAR) control
o Capacity on Demand resource control
o Creation and storage system and partition profiles
o Boot, start, and stop actions for the system or individual
o Display of system and partition resources and status
o An embedded DVD-RAM for easy creation and storage of configuration backup information
o A service focal point with tools for problem determination and
service support through an analog phone line
o Remote sharing support for i5/OS system console sessions
through the 5250 Console Proxy
o Partitioning and Capacity on Demand support for AIX® 5L
V5.2 on an i5 server

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: AE001

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